The first date for a megalithic monument in Ireland is about 3700BC. There are many large chambered mounds in the north of the country, and the area around Lough Gur is rich in megaliths dating from 3500 BC onwards. In the sout-west of the country at least eighty stone cicrles were build between 2500 and 2000 BC. These circles bear a remarkable resemblance to the recumbent stone circles in Aberdeenshire (Scotland). Other Irish monuments are henges, dolmens, very tall menhirs, alignments of standing stones and complexes of many circles and lines of small stones. The most famous megalithic monument however is Newgrange. Via the links I take you to various parts of the country.



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